Judgement, the new game from the Yakuza team (Ryu ga Gotoku) at Sega, has an official release date in the West.
Judgement was first revealed at TGS last year as Project Judge, or Judge Eyes in Japan. The game was later confirmed for release in Western territories as Judgement.
Today, Sega confirmed in a tweet a June 25 worldwide release date on PS4. Interestingly, players who pre-order the game digitally will gain access on June 21, four days ahead of the official release. Pre-orders will be available tomorrow beginning 6am PT, 9am ET, 2pm UK.
Judgment launches in the West on June 25!
Digital pre-orders will be starting on the PS4 PlayStation Store on March 7 at 14:00 BST/15:00 CET. All digital pre-orders will grant early access to the full game on June 21.
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Unlike Yakuza, Judgement is fully localised in English, though you’ll be able to switch between localised VO, and the Japanese original freely.
Judgement tells the story of Takayuki Yagami, a defence-attorney-turned-private-detective who must navigate the criminal underworld in search for clues as he hunts down a serial killer. The game takes place in the fictional district of Kamurocho, originally created for Yakuza.
When you’re not investigating a case or analysing evidence, you’ll be beating up plenty of criminals. Judgement borrows from Yakuza, featuring two distinct combat styles, and powerful EX moves.
If you’re curious about Judgement, watch the video below for Alex’s impressions, or give his write-up a read at the link.